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What's Going on in Sri Lanka? | NowThis World What's Going on in Sri Lanka? | NowThis World
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Terror attacks across Sri Lanka have shocked the South Asian country. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the horrific bombings that became the deadliest violence in the Sri Lanka in a decade. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2H4rL7z But after the initial reports broke on that bloody Sunday morning, troubling new details began to leak out about what Sri Lanka’s security agencies knew. Details that show certain officials in Sri Lanka were warned of possible attacks – and they didn’t take the steps to stop them. While it's unknown if the Sri Lankan government had any knowledge of ISIS' alleged involvement, a leaked security memo show that the Sri Lanka easter attack wasn't a complete shock. Just weeks before that easter attack, India warned the Sri Lankan government of potential attacks. It was given detailed information, including the plan to targeted of Catholic churches, as well as the suspected militants’ names and addresses. One reason these credible warnings were not taken seriously could have been a result of the political mistrust between the president, the prime minister, and their loyalists. On the morning of Easter Sunday, at least 8 coordinated bombings ripped through Sri Lanka. Suicide bombers targeted churches and hotels frequented by westerners. They primarily took place in the capital, Colombo, as well as other cities. At least 250 people were killed in the bombings and hundreds more were injured. The terror attacks became the deadliest violence in the country since the end of Sri Lanka’s brutal 26-year civil war just one decade ago. And while the country has a long history of sectarian violence -- there was something different this most recent incident. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Planting New Roots in the U.S. | NowThis World Planting New Roots in the U.S. | NowThis World
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Thousands of asylum seekers arrive at the U.S. border every year seeking protection from persecution in their home countries. But they face an often difficult and complex legal process. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2L2Uhdr People like Malado Diallo, an asylum seeker from Mali, are then left waiting to rebuild their lives with very little support. Now, some are finding refuge in a NYC urban gardening program. ‘New Roots’ is an IRC-established program helping refugees and asylum seekers find resources like English-language classes and helping them find employment. But they’re also helping women find a sense of community and build relationships they wouldn’t otherwise find. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What’s Going on in Sudan? | NowThis World What’s Going on in Sudan? | NowThis World
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It’s the end of an era in Sudan. Omar al-Bashir, one of the world’s longest-serving heads of state, whose brutal rule over Sudan lasted for 30 years was toppled after months of anti-government sudanese protesters in the streets. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2UJFMQc But the end of Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s rule by a military coup wasn’t enough to satisfy Sudanese protesters. Now, they are calling for the end of the entire regime that he built and that kept him in power for so long. To understand how this all unfolded, let’s go back to December 19th, 2018 in Sudan. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in the northeastern city of Atbara and in other cities to protest the continued worsening of the country’s economy under al-Bashir. Inflation had recently skyrocketed to nearly 70% and the price of food had risen dramatically as well. The protests continued to grow and in April, tens of thousands of anti-government protesters made their way to the capital city Khartoum, where protesters surrounded the army headquarters and made history. The protests became the longest sustained demonstration in Sudan… since it gained independence in 1956. The military started violently cracking down on the protesters. But things started to change… when some Sudanese soldiers began protecting the anti-government protesters. This marked the beginning of what would be the end of al-Bashir’s rule. The military turned its back on al-Bashir, poetically ending his presidency in a coup... the same way he gained power in 1989. But it didn’t end there because that still doesn’t seem to be enough for those protesters demanding real change. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu | NowThis World The Rise of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu | NowThis World
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To some, Benjamin Netanyahu a beloved leader who has consistently put their safety and security first. But to others, Benjamin Netanyahu a despised ruler who has shown a flagrant disregard for international, and potentially domestic, laws. But who is Bibi Netanyahu really? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2IsfNWc Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1949. In 1963, the Netanyahus moved to the United States after Benzion, his father, accepted an academic post in Pennsylvania. The young Netanyahu attended Cheltenham High School, located in what was then a Jewish enclave in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Eventually, just days before his high school graduation ceremony, Netanyahu returned to Israel to serve in the IDF, or Israeli Defense Forces. And Bibi thrived in the military. Netanyahu would go back and forth between the US and Israel for some years after. His political career started to take off around 1982. A family friend of the Netanyahus, Moshe Arens, was named the Israeli ambassador to the United States. And just like that… Benjamin Netanyahu went from furniture company to foreign affairs…. He was asked to be Arens’ deputy at the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. Netanyahu’s American accent set him apart and made him an ideal voice of the Israeli government on American television. Bibi eventually went on to become Israel prime minister. In February 2019, Israel’s Attorney General announced his intention to indict Netanyahu on bribery and fraud charges. But Netanyahu won his most recent election despite the three separate corruption cases against him, making this his fifth term as the Israeli prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu has spent decades in the public eye, and has rarely needed to compromise to achieve his political goals.But this started to change in the run-up to the last election, when corruption charges threatened his political position.So, who really is Netanyahu and how did he get his start? This is the rise of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Israel's Nation-State Law Explained | NowThis World Israel's Nation-State Law Explained | NowThis World
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Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s parliament passed a bill that officially declared Israel a Jewish state in July 2018. The ‘nation-state’ legislation defines things like Israel’s national holidays, symbols, and the state’s connection to Jewish heritage. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2ORjLsv Supporters of the bill say at worst, it’s a symbolic nod toward Jewish unity that won’t actually impact the lives of citizens day-today - and, at best, a 'defining moment' for Zionism. Critics - including many international Jewish groups - say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing majority coalition are bolstering 'tribalism' or, even more severely - 'apartheid.' But what does this mean for the near quarter of Israel’s population that isn’t Jewish? Well, the controversial ‘Nation-State’ bill declared Jewish settlement a 'national value' and made the right to national self-determination in Israel 'unique to the Jewish people.' Key contentious clauses were removed late in the game, including one that would, ‘authorize a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive character of that community.’ Basically - legal segregation based on religion or ethnicity. Despite the ones that were removed, plenty of controversial sections also stayed put. For example, the bill revokes the 70-year status Arabic had as an 'official' state language, downgrading it to a 'special status' and making Hebrew the state’s only official language. We sat down with Aida Touma-Sliman, an Arab Israeli member of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, for her take. There’s been a lot of debate over the symbolism versus real world consequences of this law. What do you think? What kind of a concrete impact could it have on the population of Israel that’s not Jewish? Let me know below. And thanks as always for tuning in to NowThis World. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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New Zealand's Push for Gun Reform, Explained | NowThis World New Zealand's Push for Gun Reform, Explained | NowThis World
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New Zealand is making some big changes. Their Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, made the announcement that: “Every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country,” less than a week after a white supremacist allegedly carried out a mass shooting that left 50 worshippers dead in two New Zealand mosques in Christchurch. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2JNfgAs Thanks to a push from New Zealand’s Muslim community gun policy experts and politicians alike are already recognizing that this attack was directly connected to holes in the legal system. In less than a week after the shooting, she laid out specific legislative plans: A ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles, high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as accessories that can modify guns into military-style weapons. But when we zoom out, we see that New Zealand’s gun laws are less stringent than those in other developed countries like the U.K and Australia. Although when compared to looser gun laws, like those in the U.S., they could seem very strict. While New Zealand’s gun culture doesn’t quite rival the U.S.’s, (firearm ownership is considered a privilege, not a right) it’s is a big part of many people’s lives.That’s especially true in rural and farming communities, where hunters rely on firearms to eradicate pests like possums. But some of these farmers, including the country’s main farming lobby, are supportive of at least some type of gun reform. So what are New Zealand’s current gun laws? And… how are they expected to evolve? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise and Fall of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Explained | NowThis World The Rise and Fall of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Explained | NowThis World
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A non-violent freedom fighter? A war crimes apologist? Or is she something in between? Aung San Suu Kyi’s decades-long, non-violent struggle for democracy made her a hero around the world. But once appointed to office, many say her leadership, has been disappointing. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2TTHZIn Born on June 19th, 1945, in what was then Rangoon, Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi was destined to be defiant from the start. Her father was none other than Aung San -- the former military general who negotiated Burma’s independence from the British in 1947. He became known as a national hero, and the founder of modern-day Myanmar, which was then known as Burma. But in 1947, when Suu Kyi was just 2 years old, everything changed. Her father was assassinated by a rival politician. She went on to graduate from high school in 1964, and then studied with the global elite at Oxford University. There she met her to-be husband. Years later they settled in the United Kingdom, where they had two sons. During this time, Suu Kyi continued to watch as her country was sinking further into dictatorship. After nationwide protests against the one-party rule and the military dictatorship culminated in what later became known as the 8/8/88 Uprising protesters were in search of a leader. They looked to the then 43-year-old Suu Kyi to fill the shoes of her father -- as a fighter for Burmese democracy. And that’s exactly what she did. But what was her journey to leadership and what would she do once she achieved her goal? And what would her leadership mean for the Rohingya in Rakhine state and the alleged ethnic cleansing was taking place in Myanmar? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Spain's Plan to Quit the Coal Industry Explained | NowThis World Spain's Plan to Quit the Coal Industry Explained | NowThis World
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Climate change is happening. And one industry in particular will have to undergo a huge transformation and all but disappear by 2050…. The coal industry. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2TVSSsk But what does this mean for that industry and governments around the world? And what about the workers the coal industry employs? We’re taking a look at the steps one country is taking to prepare for a clean energy economy, while trying to make sure no one gets left behind. To avoid the most devastating consequences of climate change, a United Nations panel of scientists has recently warned that drastic action is required around the world. In Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez government's priorities was taking immediate action to address climate change. That meant drastic action to limit Spain’s coal industry. The country had to comply with a European Union directive that said that public funds could no longer be used to keep unprofitable coal mines open. This meant that those mines had to be shut down by the end of 2018. And that is exactly what happened. By December of 2018, roughly three out of four of Spain’s coal miners clocked out of work for the last time. Spain’s socialist government cut a deal with several affiliated miner’s unions, referred to as the ‘Just Transition’ deal.” So we’re taking a look at the innovative steps Spain is taking to prepare for a clean energy economy, while trying to make sure no one gets left behind. Check out the video for the full report. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Costa Rica Avoided Cold War Violence | NowThis World How Costa Rica Avoided Cold War Violence | NowThis World
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Costa Rica has sometimes been called “the Switzerland of Central America” because of its stable government and economy. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2tWUHqv In fact, Costa Rica is the 13th happiest place in the world, just a few spots behind Sweden and other European countries famous for their generous welfare states. In 1948, a civil war broke out in Costa Rica. The civil war was fought between Costa Rica’s Communist Party and a National Liberation Army lead by José Figueres. Figueres won the 44-day war and became Costa Rica’s provisional president. And he began making a few key decisions that would help Costa Rica avoid the same fate as its neighbors and set up a stable democracy. Because in the coming decades, the country’s neighbors in Central America wouldn’t be so lucky. Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador all had political conflicts during the Cold War that drew in the United States and set the stage for the instability facing those countries today. Today, Costa Rica is still benefiting from the decisions the government made during these early years of the Cold War. In fact, this Latin American country, whose name means “Rich Coast,” is the happiest country in the region, according to a 2018 World Gallup World Poll. And the country has remained proud of its progressive tradition on issues like the environment, human rights, and democracy. But how did Costa Rica escape the corruption, instability, and violent political struggles that have plagued many Latin American countries during and since the Cold War, and emerge as the region’s “happiest” country? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Trump’s Historic 'National Emergency’ Explained | NowThis World Trump’s Historic 'National Emergency’ Explained | NowThis World
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President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over border wall funding. The declaration allows the president to unilaterally divert billions of dollars from military construction projects to fund this border wall. But now, Trump’s declaration is being challenged in the courts and Congress. In a historic vote on February 26th, the House of Representatives voted to block a presidential national emergency for the first time ever. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2HaFPNd Many other presidents have used this power before. But this declaration isn’t normal. At all. Because by using it to fund his proposed border wall, he has made it the first time a president has used this power to pay for policy that had already been rejected by Congress. Right now, 16 states are suing the president for what they say is an “unconstitutional” use of executive power. The lawsuit claims the president has used a quote “manufactured crisis” to call for an emergency. In this episode, we’ll explain Trump’s recent action, and the legal battles it face. We’ll explore the history of presidential National Emergencies in America. And speak to one of the leading experts on this issue, Elizabeth Goitein, to help us better understand what’s different about Trump’s declaration and why it could be setting a dangerous precedent. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Has ISIS Really Been Defeated? | NowThis World Has ISIS Really Been Defeated? | NowThis World
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Has ISIS really been defeated? The answer… isn’t that simple. Today, ISIS has lost all but one percent of the territory that it once controlled. Which is why you’ve probably heard President Trump repeatedly claim ISIS has been defeated. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2Iu6dUo BUT, some people, like New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi, point out that while ISIS no longer has control over a state-like entity, we shouldn’t equate that with the group’s defeat. ISIS now finds itself returning to its roots in guerrilla warfare -- focusing more heavily on targeted attacks and inspiring “lone-wolf” attacks like we’ve seen it do abroad -- and less on claiming territory. Despite this, President Trump has called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Another thing to keep a close eye on if the U.S. does withdraw from Syria, are the Kurdish-run prisons that have been indefinitely detaining ISIS fighters and sympathizers. It’s uncertain how much longer the Kurds would be able to continue running the prisons if the U.S. withdraws. It’s an area of real concern, given ISIS’ previous targeting of prisons to release its detained. On top of that, the Pentagon recently released a report that said ISIS could make a comeback within only 6 months to a year of the U.S. pulling out of Syria -- if there isn’t quote “sustained counterterrorism pressure” against the group. Check out our video to find out if ISIS has really been defeated. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise of China’s Xi Jinping | NowThis World The Rise of China’s Xi Jinping | NowThis World
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President Xi Jinping is China’s most powerful leader in decades. And his plans for the rising superpower loom large over the country and its politics. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2V1FHmy Xi’s name has been attached to the country’s slogans and initiatives that reflect its newfound strength and identity, from Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream to Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative. Xi’s influence was even codified into China’s constitution in 2017, when the Chinese Communist Party amended the document to include “Xi Jinping Thought” - the leader’s vision for China’s next 30 years. Xi’s early presidency has been focused on using his newfound power to continue to combat corruption within the CCP. These corruption drives helped maintain the party’s popularity in China despite the country’s slowing growth rates. More recently, Xi’s agenda has pivoted to foreign policy. Some observers say that for Xi, China’s strength will come from recovering the country’s dominance across Asia. And Xi has long term plans to pursue more influence even further abroad. Projects like the “Belt and Road Initiative” are integral to Xi’s goal of turning China’s economic strength into political influence. But how much else do we know about the most powerful leader China has had in decades? We’ll take a look at Xi’s rise to power and how that shaped his ambitions for China and its place on the global stage. What do you think about Xi Jinping’s rise to power? Will he be able to set China up as a perennial power on the world stage? Let us know in the comments, and as always, like and subscribe. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What's Going on in Venezuela? | NowThis World What's Going on in Venezuela? | NowThis World
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Both Nicolas Maduro and Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez are claiming to be Venezuela's president, in Venezuela’s latest power struggle. But how can Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaidó people claim to be the Venezuelan president? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2UJk5vk Nicolas Maduro, who’s been president for the past 5 years, and Juan Guaido, the opposition leader of the National Assembly, both say they have a constitutional right to the office. The disagreement has caused international backlash and dozens of countries have picked sides. How did it reach this point? First, let's talk a little about how this all unfolded. The crisis escalated in the beginning of January, when the relatively unknown Guaido first gained prominence when he was sworn into office as the head of the National Assembly - the opposition held legislative body that was stripped of its power in 2017 by the country’s pro-Maduro supreme court. He immediately began his campaign against Nicolas Maduro’s government - calling it illegitimate. His claim stemmed back to the widely criticized 2018 presidential election. Guaido claims the country had no legitimately elected president at the beginning of the new presidential term, because of the quote “sham election.” So he assumed office. On January 23, he swore himself in as interim president of Venezuela in front of thousands of supporters. And some Latin American countries, like Colombia, Brazil and Peru immediately came out in support of Guaido. But his most notable supporter, however, was the United States. But Maduro isn’t giving up without a fight. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What's the Fate of Syria's Kurds? | NowThis World What's the Fate of Syria's Kurds? | NowThis World
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Turkey and the United States were united in their mission to liberate territory in Syria from ISIS. But now Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the war-torn country is expected to leave a massive power vacuum there. This leaves Donald Trump and Recep Erdogan to figure out how to balance their interests in the new geopolitical landscape. And one big issue is the fate of Syria’s Kurds. While the United States considers Kurdish forces a major ally in the region, Turkey says that they’re a threat. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2MNaPmV Just days after the U.S. withdrawal was abruptly announced, Turkey laid out their intentions to enter northeastern Syria and take out the Kurdish YPG, which is the armed wing of Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party, also known as the PYD. Since then, the Trump administration has attempted to negotiate protections for the Kurds, but Erdogan’s government has refused to make any concessions. And they’ve even asserted that their invasion will happen with or without the presence of American troops in the region. The Kurds’ recent struggle is only the latest in a series of political setbacks since the end of World War I. They were initially promised an independent state, by then-leader of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. But he changed his mind and rejected the deal -- and the land claimed by the Kurds was divided between four countries: Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. This left the Kurds as vulnerable minorities in each of these states. And in each of these states, the Kurds have endured decades of repression. But why does the US care what happens to Kurds in Syria? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Iran's Supreme Leader? | NowThis World How Powerful Is Iran's Supreme Leader? | NowThis World
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In Iran, the supreme leader has the final word. Which got us thinking, just how much power does the supreme leader of Iran actually have? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2TfYOcl It’s no secret that the Islamic Republic of Iran has a complicated and, let’s call it ‘volatile,’relationship with the U. S. But this isn’t anything new. Despite this, President Donald Trump expressed a willingness to meet with Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, even though Trump ended up withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement. BUT Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was not interested at all. The Islamic Republic of Iran is a key player in the Middle East. And whether it’s the war in Syria and Yemen, or its nuclear deal with western powers, the Persian country always seems to be right in the center of things. And while Iran has elected political offices like a presidency and legislative body, a lot of power belongs to one man, the country’s Supreme Leader. And his powers are far reaching. When it comes to politics, the Supreme Leader has direct or indirect power over the executive and legislative bodies of government through un-elected councils he controls. Essentially he is the most influential political authority and serves as the de facto head of state. So, while the country does have a president, that position does not wield as much influence as say an American president, for example. And the same goes for Iran’s legislative body. The Supreme Leader also wields the most influence over the country’s military and more. But Iran wasn’t always run like this. Watch our video to find out just how powerful the Supreme Leader of Iran really is. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is China's Social Credit System? | NowThis World What Is China's Social Credit System? | NowThis World
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Chances are you might have heard about what’s called China Social Credit system. You know… the thing people are calling a big brother type scary dystopian surveillance program right out of George Orwell's book 1984. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2FzNogh It’s been painted as a nationwide social monitoring program that watches every single thing that you do. From what you’re posting online to the way you cross a street. And when reports of the citizen tracking social monitoring system hit western media some people were terrified. They compared the proposed social behavior tracking system to that crazy Black Mirror episode. But what would you say if I told you that a nationwide social behavior tracking system is NOT actually a thing in China -- well not yet, at least. China wants to set up a massive, state-sanctioned system that would rank every citizen based on their behavior. But the idea of a credit system that tracks you in certain ways to determine how much or how little access you should have to certain things isn’t new at all. Take the United States for example. It has a financial credit system -- where a number of different factors determine your credit score. If you don’t have a good score, you can be denied housing, loans, or lines of credit. And although it has its problems, it does serve a purpose. It helps determine whether someone can trust that a you can and will repay your debts. To find out why -- click the link in our bio for the full report What do you think of the idea of the China social credit system? Do you think it's a necessary step that needs to be taken? Or do you think its an overreach by the Chinese government? Let us know what you think! Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters? (Les Gilets Jaunes)? | NowThis World Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters? (Les Gilets Jaunes)? | NowThis World
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Since November, thousands of protesters called “Les Gilets Jaunes” or “the yellow vests” have hit the streets of France wearing bright yellow safety vests. Here's who they are, who they aren't, and why they are protesting. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/E4k4xRrDoYM France is still in the midst of violent protests. The yellow vest protestors started out peaceful but the violence seems to be escalating. On January 5th protesters wearing bright yellow safety vests, and some dressed in black, attacked a government ministry building in Paris. A government spokesperson had to be evacuated out the back. But why are the french protesting? First, let's clear up what the Yellow Vests are and are not. The Yellow Vests in France are NOT a formal organization, and remain largely leaderless. That fact makes it hard to determine what all of these protesters actually stand for. On the other hand, it’s a lot easier to see what it is that they’re AGAINST — and that’s the administration of president Emmanuel Macron. He pledged to cut France’s carbon emissions by 40 percent before 2030. And since 75 percent of energy emitted in France originates from fossil fuels, Macron instituted a fuel tax in late 2017 to discourage the use of motor vehicles by French citizens. Petitions and other viral posts began to circulate through “Anger Groups,” on Facebook. These groups are places where average citizens could vent about local political issues. Some of these viral posts have also helped spread fake news and misinformation and administrators of these groups who have peddled conspiracy theories have gone on French television to stoke violence. And one of the viral Facebook posts actually inspired the Yellow Vests worn by protesters. In this episode, we’re taking a look at French President Emmanuel Macron’s political reforms and how tensions in France reached this boiling point. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Elections to Watch in 2019 | NowThis World Elections to Watch in 2019 | NowThis World
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All eyes should be on countries with election in 2019. If the last few years have been any indication, the 2019 elections can have major consequences for the rest of the world, in addition to the country in which they’re held. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2C3id8O Each year, citizens from countries all over the world have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Surprise results can completely change the calculus for even the most meticulous global leaders. So in this episode, we’re discussing four countries with important elections 2019: Afghanistan, Ukraine, India, and Israel, and how these 2019 elections might impact events on the global stage. Leaders in Afghanistan, Ukraine, India, and Israel will have to make the case to voters that they deserve to hold power. Then, on Election Day, citizens will decide who will win 2019 elections. What will happen to these continuing conflicts and embroiled incumbents? Stay tuned. Unfortunately, we couldn’t go over every election coming up in 2019, including those in countries like Argentina and Nigeria. What elections would you like to see us cover later this year? Be sure to let us know in the comments. And as always, be sure to like and subscribe. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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U.S. Foreign Policy 2018: Year in Review | NowThis World U.S. Foreign Policy 2018: Year in Review | NowThis World
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American foreign policy in 2018 has been called a lot of things (Isolated, Independent, Intolerant, and Inhumane). » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2AmTix8 As President Donald Trump’s second year in office comes to a close, how exactly has he translated his promise of putting 'America First' rhetoric into actionable foreign policy? And what exactly has it meant for the United State’s influence and standing around the world today? Trump’s 2nd year in office has been incredibly consequential on the world stage. He’s done things like forming new diplomatic relationships with dictators and authoritarian leaders, isolated the U.S. from some of its historically strongest allies, and some, like South Korean President Moon Jae-in, even credit him with improving North and South Korea’s relationship. In this video we’re going to recap some of 2018’s standout moments in U.S. Foreign policy. On April 6th, former Trump Administration attorney general Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department’s new 'Zero-Tolerance' policy. The policy resulted in the separation of families who migrated to the U.S. Since it began at least 3,000 children, many of whom were toddlers and babies, have been separated from their parents or caregivers. Then there was, the Iran Nuclear Deal. On May 8th, Trump withdrew from the landmark agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. On May 14th of this year — the administration made an unprecedented, and controversial move, when it relocated its Israeli embassy to the disputed city of Jerusalem, one of the issues at the very core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Then there was North Korea. On June 12th — President Trump met face-to-face with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. This marked the first time a U.S. president met with a North Korean head of state. And can’t forget tariffs on China. On July 6th — the U.S. launched a trade war with China. The Trump administration followed through on previous threats and imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Humanitarian Crises Around the World: Year in Review | NowThis World Humanitarian Crises Around the World: Year in Review | NowThis World
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Almost 69 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes in the world right now. The UN estimates that about 25 million of them are refugees. The refugee population increased by almost 3 million in 2017, the biggest yearly increase that the UN has ever seen. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2RfONOo And globally, displacement and refugee disasters are expected to get worse. But you might never even have heard of some of these crises. So, as 2018 comes to a close, we’re looking back on a few of these displacement crises that didn’t make as many headlines, to highlight some things you should know. South Sudan is now in the fifth year of its refugee crisis. It started in December 2013, when a civil war broke out just two years after the country achieved independence. What started as a political conflict was exacerbated by ethnic divisions. In Yemen, what the NRC calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, is still unfolding. Upwards of 22 million people are in need of assistance as a result of the conflict since it escalated in March, 2015. In Venezuela, the humanitarian situation has also deteriorated over the past year. There are now upwards of 2.5 million refugees forced to flee the country as a result of an economic crisis that burgeoned in 2014. In the Democratic Republic of Congo more than 5 million people have been displaced from their homes, according to the NRC. And finally Myanmar, where more than 700,000 have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, fleeing the systematic violence and persecution. We couldn’t cover all of them in this video – but we’ve got a whole bunch of other content from this year that you can check out, including our field report from Kenya as well as other explainers on the crisis in the DRC, Yemen, the Rohingya, Gaza, TPS vs Refugee status, and more. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa? | NowThis World Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa? | NowThis World
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China has invested billions of dollars into the continent of Africa to build massive infrastructure projects in African countries. Much of this infrastructure is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an estimated 1 trillion dollar plan to connect the country to trade routes all over the world. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2LhNmtv While China’s Belt and Road Initiative was only proposed in 2013, the country’s first infrastructure project on the African continent was built decades ago. The TazaHra railway, completed in 1976, was built to connect copper mines in Zambia to Dar EH Salaam, Tanzania’s former capital. The TazHara railway was the first infrastructure project built on a pan-African scale. China’s Belt and Road projects will be designed to create new trade routes within and between African countries. In 2017, a Chinese firm opened a railway network in Kenya, connecting its capital Nairobi to the port city of Mombasa. There are already plans to extend this network into South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Many observers worry that African countries won’t be able to pay back these debts, placing them in what’s been called a quote “debt trap.” But others think that as African countries rise economically, they could actually have the upper hand by the time they negotiate payments back to China. This explains why African leaders have been so confident in calling Chinese investment a “win-win.” But is China’s investment in the continent actually a “win-win” as some African and Chinese leaders have said? OR is it just a new form of colonialism on a continent that’s experienced so much of it? In this episode, we’re examining China’s Belt and Road Initiative and what it might mean for Africa. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Complicated Legacy of Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf | NowThis World The Complicated Legacy of Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf | NowThis World
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Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Bright-eyed, full of optimism, but also widely viewed as unflinching, and hailed Liberia’s “Iron Lady,” Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf shouldered the responsibility of a nation racked by years of brutal Liberian civil war. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2rnE7yS Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was born in the nation’s capital Monrovia, Liberia in 1938. And politics ran her blood. She was the daughter of the first indigenous Liberian to serve in the country’s legislature. It’s important to mention that during this time there was divide between the indigenous population of Liberia and former slaves, called “Americo-Liberians” who had settled in Monrovia. The Americo-Liberians created a hierarchical society that suppressed the indigenous population, denying them basic rights. Sirleaf was thrust into the middle of this divide. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf studied in the United States before returning to Liberia to begin her government career at the Treasury Department. In the early ‘70s, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf worked as Assistant Finance Minister for then-president William Tolbert. Throughout the ‘70s, and despite her critiques of Tolbert’s policies, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rose through the ranks to become the first woman Finance Minister in Liberia. But shortly after, violence would decimate the government. In 1980, President Tolbert and 27 other government officials were murdered in a coup, staged by military leader Samuel Doe, who would go on to become the first indigenous leader of Liberia. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was one of four ministers who were spared. She later fled the country. And there’s a lot more to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s story than the traditionally rosy Western media narrative. Watch this piece to find out more about her legacy. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Are the Most Educated Countries in the World? | NowThis World What Are the Most Educated Countries in the World? | NowThis World
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Which countries are the most educated in the world today? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2E404uf New job opportunities. Higher wages. New perspectives, ideas, and ways of life.These are just some of the benefits to having access to higher education. And most people agree that this can change the trajectory of your life. As the demographics, economies, and prioritization of higher education shift, so will the most educated countries in the world. And as we’ve seen in some of these countries, having high education rates don’t always translate into higher wages and better job opportunities. So, what are the top 5 most educated countries in the world today? You might be surprised by who makes it onto the list. We’ll be using data from 2017 compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- which calculates the percentage of a given country’s population between the age of 25-64 years old who have completed higher education programs: which include 2-year and 4-year programs, as well as vocational schools. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo | NowThis World Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo | NowThis World
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In a key region, near two international borders, where over 8 million people live, the ebola virus is spreading. And it might be uncontainable, according to world health officials. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2DUrMtl The ebola outbreak is happening in North Kivu province in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. And although health workers and aid organizations have learned how to quickly contain and treat the virus, there’s a new obstacle this time… This is the first outbreak to happen in an active war zone. According to the DRC health ministry, teams that have been responding to the ebola outbreak have been attacked 3 to 4 times a week on average. That has made it nearly impossible to follow normal protocol that’s been used during other ebola outbreaks. Measures that include vaccinating at risk populations. Ebola is an infectious disease that affects the way blood clots. It can be fatal if contracted, which typically occurs through direct contact of bodily fluids. The ebola virus gained significant international media attention after it swept through urban population centers in West Africa starting in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, over 11,000 people died from the virus according to the Center for Disease Control. Despite the attention the 2014 outbreak received, the DRC has been battling Ebola for a long time. The first strain of the virus was originally discovered in 1976 in a river in the north of the country, called the Ebola River. But what is the war in the eastern Congo about, and how did this outbreak happen? Follow the link in our bio to watch the full report. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise of Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador | NowThis World The Rise of Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador | NowThis World
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On December 1st, Mexico will get a new president. Former mayor of Mexico City Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will take office. But Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's road to the presidency was anything but easy. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2TSo6xL Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, first had to prevail over the incumbent Mexican administration, run by the PRI, a political party that has governed Mexico for most of the last century. After numerous corruption scandals and a failed war on drugs that’s killed almost 200,000 people since 2006, AMLO was hoping the Mexican people were hungry for change. The multitude of crises in Mexico seemingly confirmed issues that AMLO had been discussing for decades, vindicating his agenda and making him the clear frontrunner for the 2018 election. Throughout the campaign, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador built a broad coalition. His party MORENA, ran candidates who had formerly belonged to Mexico’s other, more dominant political parties. AMLO-mania was so strong during the campaign, that vendors began selling flags and masks with AMLO’s image on them. But who is AMLO? And how exactly did AMLO, Mexico’s long time political outsider, finally rise to the highest office in Mexican politics? And what's his plan for Mexico? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Power and Politics in Rwanda | NowThis World Power and Politics in Rwanda | NowThis World
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In 2008, Rwanda became the first country in the world to have more than half of its government run by women. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/vo4_z80USmE Rwanda has the highest representation of women in politics in the world. And that’s largely hailed a major triumph for gender parity. But some Rwandan women and experts alike say that despite the country’s immense progress, there’s still a long way to go. We spoke to a Gender Expert who, following months of investigating and interviewing women in Rwanda, indicated that political representation and societal expectations of women don’t always perfectly align. Some women in Rwanda say the country still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality in daily life. Government programs currently in place to help Rwandan women advance in politics still have room for improvement. Experts say they’re largely accessible to the elite, well-educated, and often English-speaking - whereas other women may never even hear about the efforts. In this episode we’re diving below the surface of what the Global Competitiveness Report has reportedly deemed the “best place in Africa to be a woman,” to look at how the country achieved this unprecedented level of gender representation in politics, and the societal barriers that still exist for Rwandan women today. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Left Behind: Sudan's Lost Children | NowThis World Left Behind: Sudan's Lost Children | NowThis World
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Hundreds of refugees are still waiting to be resettled, 30 years after fleeing conflict and persecution. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2KoLZZE In the 1990s, the world was shocked by the horrific stories of thousands of young children fleeing Sudan’s war by foot on their own. These children became known as the “lost boys” even though they included some girls too. Although some countries, including the United States, took some of them in, hundreds of those who were also waiting for there chance at being resettled are still waiting. This all began when civil war broke out in Sudan in 1980s. Up to 2 million people were killed over the course of the war. And no one was spared from the violence — not even children. Thousands of young kids, mostly boys, fled the war by foot. Leaving behind their families for safety. They embarked on a brutal thousand mile walk to Ethiopia. But many of the children wouldn’t make it. Many died from hunger and dehydration along their journey, some were even killed by wild animals or drowned crossing rivers. And the ones who made it safely to Ethiopia would soon find themselves on the move again - driven out by violence in 1991. Those who survived made their way to Northern Kenya. But what happens when refugees are forgotten? When decades pass, hopes wain, and everything stays the same? For this episode of NowThis World we are in the Kakuma Refugee Camp that was created in 1992 for these children, to speak to some of the refugees who still live there more than 20 years later. We find out what happens when a camp that was built as a temporary solution, becomes a permanent home. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Hungary’s Homeless Ban | NowThis World Hungary’s Homeless Ban | NowThis World
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Homelessness just became a crime in Hungary … again. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2BbnoEs Under the new ban written into Hungary’s constitution, homeless people caught living on the streets multiple times over a period of 90 days can face fines, mandatory public work, and even imprisonment. After several warnings, police officers are even allowed to destroy homeless people’s personal belongings. But believe it or not, this isn’t the first time Hungary has enacted this policy – so, how did we get back here? It started in April 2012, when, in the midst of a widespread economic crisis, the Hungarian government began enforcing a law that criminalized homelessness. Unemployment and poverty were on the rise. In a 2010 survey on homelessness, 14% of respondents said they lost their home because they couldn’t pay their rent or other bills. That might not be all that surprising, given what human rights groups say is just one part of a larger slew of human rights violations being committed under the Hungarian government. Under Prime Minister Orban, the government has passed a law making it a crime to help refugees and asylum-seekers, cracked down on independent media, and banned gender studies courses from universities because quote, “people are born either male or female.” The EU says the new homelessness law is one example of why it’s voted to sanction Hungary and potentially rescind its EU voting rights. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Palestine? | NowThis World How Powerful Is Palestine? | NowThis World
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30 years after declaring independence, the Palestinian territories still lack a united government. We're taking a look at Palestine's history, sovereignty, and society to see how powerful it really is. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2DkhN0e In Palestine today, there are an estimated 4.5 million people living in the Palestinian territories, which are made up of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and east Jerusalem. Both the West Bank and Gaza have considerably high population density, although Gaza's far outpaces the West Bank's. The West Bank, which is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Delaware, has a population of more than 2.7 million. The Gaza Strip has a population of around 1.8 million, despite being roughly 16 times smaller in land size than the West Bank. And the population is extremely young too. The median age of Palestinians is around 19-years-old. For context, Israel has a median again of about 30. There's also a huge displacement problem for Palestinians. According to the United Nations, there are roughly 5 million Palestinian refugees in the world today - defined as those who were displaced from their ancestral homes after the 1948 war with Israel. Exactly 30 years today -- Yasser Arafat declared independence for the state of Palestine. But three decades later, the Palestinian territories still lack a united, fully-functioning government, freedom of movement for all of its citizens, and full international recognition as a sovereign state. So in this episode we're going to examine what this declaration of independence has meant for Palestinians. We'll speak to an expert from the Carnegie Endowment for Peace to help us analyze the effects this declaration has had on Palestinian politics, demographics and living conditions. And we'll pose the question… just how powerful is Palestine today? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Are the Richest Places in the World? | NowThis World What Are the Richest Places in the World? | NowThis World
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In this episode we've compiled a list of the five richest places in the world. The richest places might surprise you. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2Qx0gFX The world has in excess of 80 trillion dollars, according to estimates.There is no surprise that much of those funds are possessed by the highly populated, global powers like The United States and China. But when you look at how much money a place has per person, you might be surprised about which ones come out in the top five. First, we have to get a little technical. We will be using the latest data made publicly available by the International Monetary Fund in April of this year. There are a number of different ways to calculate a country's wealth. But based on advice from experts and agencies like the United Nations Development Programme, our ranking will be based off of a place's GDP per capita, adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity, or PPP as is commonly called. PPP is essentially when money from different places are converted to a common currency to better reflect things like, the standard of living in a country. To break that down, the conversion rate, in theory, would give one PPP international dollar , the same purchasing power that one U.S. dollar has in the United State's economy. So, what are the richest places in the world today? #wealth #politics #internationalnews #usnews #economy Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is Ethnic Cleansing? | NowThis World What Is Ethnic Cleansing? | NowThis World
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Ethnic cleansing lacks a legal definition by the United Nations, so ethnic cleansing is technically not considered a crime under international law; As opposed to genocide which does have an international meaning. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2z0XIch The first time the term was used on the world stage, was during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The United Nations Commission of Experts was tasked with investigating if violations of international humanitarian law was committed there. As the world continues to see acts of ethnic cleansing in places like Myanmar, Bangladesh for example, unfold over and over, is it time the international community come together to legally define it and make it an international crime? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Violent Extremism in the U.S. | NowThis World Violent Extremism in the U.S. | NowThis World
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White supremacist and other right-wing violence are currently the deadliest active domestic extremist movements in the U.S., according to data from several civil rights groups that track hate crimes and extremist violence. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2yLM3Of Over the last decade, right-wing extremists committed more than 70% of extremist-related murders, according to a report published earlier this year by the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism. The Government Accountability Office similarly reported in 2017 that right-wing extremists were responsible for 73% of fatal extremist incidents since 9/11. The most common groups victimized by these extremists are those who are black, Hispanic, or part of a multi-racial couple or family. It's important to note that right-wing domestic extremism is an umbrella term under which various right-wing ideologies fall in the U.S. Most in recent years have been committed by white supremacists but crimes committed by people who are anti-government, anti-semitic, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and fascist, among other things, also fall under this category. Though there are varying definitions, under the federal U.S. criminal code domestic terrorism is defined as, quote, "Acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State...intended to intimidate the population and influence the government." We spoke to the Southern Poverty Law Center to help break down what's contributing to the rise of these movements and what Americans can do to counteract the problematic perceptions of what they look like. #extremism #politics #internationalpolitics #terrorism Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise of the Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte | NowThis World The Rise of the Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte | NowThis World
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Populist, Protector, Punisher, and Problematic. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2qlEJV3 Those are are just a few words that have been used to describe the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. Rodrigo Duterte and his straight-talking, no-nonsense style of leadership has made him a hero to many in the Philippines. But his brutal, authoritarian approach to politics and law enforcement have raised serious human rights concerns - as well as threaten the delicate balance of alliances in the region. In the 1970s and 80s, Davao City was known as the "murder capital" of the Philippines. It was incredibly dangerous city, where communist insurgents and government forces would openly kill each other in broad daylight. Rodrigo Duterte wanted to stop this -- by any means necessary. So Rodrigo Duterte became a prosecutor for the city from 1977 - 1986, and worked to rid the city of criminal activity. He was so determined to lock up the very people he blamed for Davao's crime rate, that he was willing to do whatever it took -- even if it meant breaking the law himself. This ruthless style of accomplishing his goals made Duterte a popular figure among Davao's population and would become a common trend throughout his life. But Duterte had his eyes set on more than being a prosecutor. He would eventually become the Davao City mayor. He was elected on a platform focused on restoring peace and stability to Davao City. But shortly after he became mayor, bodies began to pile up in the streets. An armed vigilante group known as the Davao Death Squad began killing small-time drug dealers and petty criminals. Allegedly, the group also targeted Duterte's political opponents. But he continued to be re-elected. He was mayor of Davao City for seven terms, becoming one of the country's longest-serving mayors. And his brutal campaign to stomp out crime only escalated as his time in office grew. And he wasn't done yet. Join us as we continue to explore how Rodrigo Roa Duterte continued to rise to power. #Philippines #RodrigoDuterte #Filipino #politics Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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India's #MeToo Movement | NowThis World India's #MeToo Movement | NowThis World
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Women in India are saying enough is enough. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2z6lhQe Almost one year after activist Tarana Burke's #MeToo movement erupted in the U.S., Indian survivors are sharing long ignored or unreported instances of sexual assault and harassment. The #metoo movement, which empowered survivors in the U.S. to speak up about harassment by little-known and high-profile perpetrators alike, has made global waves, and spread to places like France, China, and Kenya. And though #MeToo in India is making headlines as a new movement, some women are saying they've been speaking out for a long time, it's just people haven't been listening. This isn't the first time women in India are speaking out against sexual assault. But it's fair to say past allegations haven't caught fire on social media the way they are now. In fact, one of the allegations that sparked this movement first surfaced 10 years ago, but didn't really gain traction until just recently. When we zoom out, it's clear that violence against women in India, and elsewhere, is far from being eradicated. In June of this year, the Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked India the most dangerous country in the world for women, based on the verdicts and opinions of more than 500 experts, in part because of high rates of sexual violence. But despite the backlash and obstacles that women in India and around the world continue to face, they're raising their voices. We spoke to women in media from New Delhi and Mumbai to help establish how India got to this landmark moment, and what it could mean for the future of the global #MeToo movement. #India #MeToo #news #politics Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Jair Bolsonaro & the Rise of the Brazilian Right | NowThis World Jair Bolsonaro & the Rise of the Brazilian Right | NowThis World
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A former army captain is on the verge of becoming Brazil's next president. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2OK0EE5 Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate and provocateur, who was once relegated to the sidelines of politics, has managed to become the driving force in Brazil after 14 years of left-wing rule. Jair Bolsonaro's election could mean a political earthquake for Latin America. How did this happen? And what does this mean for Brazil? Let's start with how Jair Bolsonaro managed to become the center of attention in Brazil after so many years with Brazil's Workers' Party at the helm. In 2015, Brazil was in turmoil. In addition to the first revelations of the 'Lava Jato' (Car Wash) corruption scandal Brazil also started to suffer a financial crisis with a stiff decrease on its GDP and a rise in crime and unemployment, which ultimately would keep the country among the most violent places to live in the world. Brazil's status as a strong player in the world economy came to an end. Bolsonaro's place in Brazilian politics was largely seen as that of the provocateur whose support wasn't expected to rise. Few people expected Jair Bolsonaro to be the favorite for a presidential candidacy for the brazil election 2018. Some credit this rise in Bolsonaro's profile to the downfall of the previous leading candidate in these elections, former president Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. Da Silva, also known as 'Lula,' was Brazil's president for two terms, from 2003 to 2011. He was also the driving force and soul of the Workers' Party. Da Silva's administration's accomplishments included helping bring 20 million brazilians out of acute poverty and moving the country's economy to the 8th place in the world. But his administration was also marred by corruption scandals like Mensalao, which involved several top officials of his government and also himself. Then came the Lava Jato accusations, with 9 charges involving Da Silva. Back in 2011, he left office with big popularity numbers. But in July 2017 everything changed. Lula was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for receiving a bribe. After appealing, his sentence was raised to 12 years and in September 2018, he was officially barred from running for office . With only a few weeks to go before the election, Lula decided to step aside and throw his support behind Fernando Haddad, a former Sao Paulo Mayor who was going to be his running mate for the Workers' Party. But things didn't go as planned. Watch this episode to find out how Jair Bolsonaro became the favorite and how the right is on the rise in Brazil. #JairBolsonaro #Brazil #politics #SouthAmerica #internationalnews Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Inside the First Palestinian Museum in the U.S. | NowThis World Inside the First Palestinian Museum in the U.S. | NowThis World
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Faisal Saleh is a Palestinian immigrant in the United States and founder of the first permanent Palestinian museum in the U.S. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2EI5pcS The Palestinian museum serves as a space for education and elevation of Palestinian art rather than war and conflict. The Palestinian museum defies the traditional Western narrative of the Palestinian story by acting as a space for celebration of cultural life rather than political divide. Saleh's parents left Salama during Israel's War of Independence, eventually settling in the West Bank town of El Bireh, near Ramallah. At the age of 18, in 1969, two years after the 1967 war, Saleh moved to the United States, studied at Oberlin College, earned his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and became an entrepreneur. Hundreds of photos, paintings and sculptures by some of the most prominent Palestinian artists are proudly displayed at his museum, including pieces from Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, and Ramallah. Saleh has managed this despite the obstacles of shipping art from occupied territories like Gaza and West Bank. Saleh is financing the museum himself, but he said he hopes to eventually attract enough financial support to relocate the gallery from its suburban, turnpike setting to major cities across the U.S. #Palestine #FaisalSaleh #MiddleEast #Gaza #WestBank Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Precipitous Fall of Paul Manafort Explained | The Russia Desk | NowThis World The Precipitous Fall of Paul Manafort Explained | The Russia Desk | NowThis World
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Paul Manafort was one of the president’s top campaign officials and a long-time confidant. So what inspired the former lobbyist to flip on the president and plead guilty to conspiracy? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2QZLHKX After months of fighting, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy against the U.S. and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice for his efforts to tamper with witnesses as part of a grueling FBI investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller investigation essentially found Paul Manafort indirectly guilty of collusion in the 2016 presidential election with Russia in support of Trump and against Hillary Clinton. Paul Manafort has completely flipped on President Trump since he got started on the Trump campaign, and now he's agreed to cooperate with the FBI and Robert Mueller's investigation into the Russians and Vladimir Putin's influence on the 2016 presidential election. In the 5 months Paul Manafort worked for the Trump campaign, several possible criminal events occurred, including the Trump Tower meeting in which Manafort and Don Jr. met with Russians. But former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's ties with the Kremlin go back even further. Paul Manafort and right wing Infowars host Roger Stone opened a lobbying firm in the early '80s that had a lot of ties to Washington, and Trump was introduced to Manafort and Stone through his close friend and mentor Roy Cohn. Later on, Paul Manafort went on to work in the Ukraine for pro-Russian politician Viktor Yanukovych, who later became President Yanukovych. Fast forward to October 2017, when Special Counsel Mueller announced charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos, and provided evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to obtain damaging info on Hillary Clinton. #PaulManafort #DonaldTrump #USpolitics #RobertMueller #HillaryClinton #worldnews #Russia Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi | NowThis World The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi | NowThis World
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The October 2nd disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2NEviJJ The last place Khashoggi was seen was at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He entered, but reportedly never left. Now, over a week later, little is still known about Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts. Officials from Turkey now fear the worst. They worry that the Saudis murdered the Saudi journalist after he entered its diplomatic station. Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist and exiled Saudi critic, wasn't always a critic of the Saudi government. In fact, he had a history of working very closely with the Saudi government even serving as an adviser to senior Saudi officials for a time. Despite his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, his vocal support for reforms often got him in trouble - even forced out from newsroom leadership positions in Saudi Arabia on several occasions. He advocated for equal rights for women, criticized the kingdom's crackdown on human rights activists, and called for greater press freedoms. That was especially true after the new crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman took control. Jamal Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September, 2017 and went into self-imposed exile in the United States. And Khashoggi became even more outspoken in his exile. He began writing for The Washington Post, where he openly criticized Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen, as well as Mohammed Bin Salman's leadership. But is this what lead to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi? We explore all of this further in this week's episode of NowThis World. #JamalKhashoggi #SaudiArabia #WashingtonPost #politics #DonaldTrump Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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War in Afghanistan: 17 Years Later | NowThis World War in Afghanistan: 17 Years Later | NowThis World
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After 17 years long, the war in Afghanistan is now considered the longest-running war in U.S. history. But why did the United States invade Afghanistan in the first place, and is anyone winning this war? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/HPAONq36HKg The war in Afghanistan is now 17 years old - making the Afghanistan war the longest-running war in United States history. To put that number into perspective, young Americans can now enlist to fight in a war that began before they were even born. The war in Afghanistan that was started under President Bush and continued under President Obama, is now in the hands of President Trump -- who's taken a drastically different approach to the Afghanistan war than his predecessor. And making sense of Trump's Afghanistan war strategy and the us forces in Afghanistan has been on the minds of many. Trump, who said his initial instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan, had a change of heart when sworn into office. And instead of reducing U.S. involvement, he increased it. The Taliban resurgence now threatens large parts of Afghanistan, an ISIS-linked group has emerged, and civilian deaths are expected to rise this year, Nearly two decades after the United States invaded the country following the September 11th attacks. According to the UN, in 2017 over 10,000 civilians were killed or injured as a result of the conflict. And it fears this year's war injuries Afghanistan number will be considerably higher. Many people have lost their lives and millions have been forced to flee their homes, since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. And the financial cost of this war is upwards of a trillion dollars, according to some estimates. So why is there war in Afghanistan and why did the United States invade Afghanistan in the first place? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Problem With the UN Veto Power | NowThis World The Problem With the UN Veto Power | NowThis World
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The permanent 5 members of the UN Security Council have a unique power. It's their right to veto. But how has it's implementation failed to address humanitarian crises around the world? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/sEKQYYhp3eE Though even the United Nation's fiercest critics admit the UN has done a lot of good around the world, the United Nations has also been accused of being complicit in corruption, tangled in bureaucracy, and increasingly reactive rather than proactive in addressing the world's crises. It's also been accused of failing to act to prevent genocides in places including Rwanda in 1994, Bosnia in 1995, and Darfur, Sudan in the early 2000s. Some have even called the United Nations Security Council permanent 5 void of power and totally powerless. But there are certain countries in the UN (United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China) that get to exercise real power. We're talking about the UN Security Council's Permanent 5 members or P5. They all have what's known as the right to veto. And while some permanent members, like France and the UK, are more open to expansion, Russia, China and the U.S. have been more cautious or directly opposed. It would take a whole lot of support to modify the UN Charter, and to get all five P5 members to agree at the same time to restrict their own power. But despite of all its flaws, experts generally agree: the UN creates a vital space for diplomacy, mediation, and maintaining international peace. It has indisputably helped save lives, lifted people out of poverty and starvation and maintained global order. So we're going to break down what is veto power, how the P5 got this power. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Russian Teens Were Jailed for Chatting Online | The Russia Desk | NowThis World Why Russian Teens Were Jailed for Chatting Online | The Russia Desk | NowThis World
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These two Russian teens are facing up to 5 years in prison for “inciting extremism” simply by sharing memes online. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/Vjfyqtz4_wc People can be arrested for liking or sharing posts that insult religious sensitivities, such as one meme that depicted Game of Thrones' Jon Snow (played by actor Kit Harington) as Jesus. In the past year, 604 people have been arrested, most of whom are under the age of 25. One major case involves a group called 'The New Greatness' which formed on the social media app Telegram, essentially Russia's equivalent to Facebook. 'The New Greatness' became a political opposition group that the Russian government called an extremist community. The extremism and organizing began when a man who called himself 'Ruslan D' joined the group. After protesting led to ten arrests, the only detail authorities could uncover about Ruslan D was his 'real' name: Alexander Konstantinov. But was that actually his real name at all? Here's what you need to know. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha ‘The Russia Desk’ is a series about everything Russia: from Vladimir Putin’s government to the Russian people and culture, to its history with the United States. If you’re curious about Trump, Putin, Crimea, Syria, borscht, dashcams, sanctions, or more, this is the place for you. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Russia, its government, and its sphere of influence — including U.S. elections. ‘The Russia Desk’ aims to separate fact from fiction with expert interviews, original analysis, and on-the-ground reporting. Pee tape not guaranteed. NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Happiest Countries In The World: Explained | NowThis World Happiest Countries In The World: Explained | NowThis World
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Each year, the official World Happiness Report tells us which countries are the ‘happiest’ — so who gets to decide what the ‘good life’ looks like? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/1oDyQP5Ycgw Let's talk about happy countries. Today, we're breaking down the annual World Happiness Report, to explain which countries are the happiest countries in the world and why. When we look at global rankings, we're often talking about things like purchasing power, military resources, trade partnerships. But some experts say happiness is actually a better indicator of development and public policy successes than other factors. The World Happiness Report - now in its sixth year - is produced by a UN initiative called the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. They've managed to break down a topic that's both fundamentally subjective and hard to quantify. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland, the Nordic countries, are in the top ten. And they've all ranked among the top 10 since the report was first put out. And Switzerland - this year's #5 - has also always hovered near the top also. So what are the factors (people, resources, education, social services, income, unemployment, gdp) that rank the Nordic countries among the happiest countries in the world? We spoke to an economist, John Helliwell, who has edited the reports since the beginning. He said the data were compiled from the World Gallup poll, wherein people were asked to value their lives as a whole, with the best possible life being a 10 and the worst possible being a 0. Of course, a countries happiness is subjective and hard to quantify. And just because a country makes it onto the ""Happiest countries"" list, doesn't mean they're free of problems or criticism. For example, the Nordic countries have been among those witnessing a rise of far-right political parties and nationalist anti-immigrant sentiment after the European migrant crisis began in 2015. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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UN General Assembly 2018 – 5 Key Global Issues | NowThis World UN General Assembly 2018 – 5 Key Global Issues | NowThis World
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These are the five key global issues you should keep an eye on during this year’s 2018 UN General Assembly (UNGA 73). » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Watch More: » The Rohingya & Why They're Fleeing: https://youtu.be/hUQRpggli74 » South Sudan's Hunger Crisis: https://youtu.be/VDKNMgKZoRk » Why the U.S. is in Yemen: https://youtu.be/lqwFsao_EsM The 73rd general assembly of united nations officially starts this week. The general assembly is supposed to be the place where the leaders of the world assemble to discuss key global issues of our time -- the ones that affect people around the world. But as previous years have shown, sometimes the things that make the headlines during the general assembly of united nations, are not the very issues that need to be addressed the most at the UN general assembly. The United Nations and others have already condemned many atrocities around the world. Now they'll have another opportunity to use their voice again. As the general assembly of the united nations gathers, pay attention to what most powerful leaders in the world 2018 will say, or not say, about some of the most important world issues of today. In today's episode we've compiled five key global issues we think you should keep an eye on during this general assembly 2018. Who will get called out and what are some other world issues you think need to take center stage at this year's UNGA? Here's a list of some people, places or issues that might make the biggest headlines at this year's unga: Donald Trump; Aung San Suu Kyi; Mohammed Bin Salman; Saudi Arabia; Salva Kiir; Riek Machar; China; United States; Myanmar; South Sudan; Sudan; Yemen; rohingya; Uyghur muslims; Xi Jinping, family separation, Syria, mass migration, ethnic cleansing, genocide, Israel, Palestine, refugees. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Russian Interference In The U.S. 2018 Midterm Elections | The Russia Desk | NowThis World Russian Interference In The U.S. 2018 Midterm Elections | The Russia Desk | NowThis World
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Phishing, hacking, and misinformation — here are some of the ways that Russian-backed actors have undertaken a campaign to influence the 2018 midterm elections. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/YgpDucwJAqU Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Pope Francis: The Controversial Catholic Leader | NowThis World Pope Francis: The Controversial Catholic Leader | NowThis World
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Pope Francis is facing bombshell allegations that have put the papacy directly in the crosshairs of a potential scandal. But the Catholic Pope isn't new to being at the center of controversies with the Catholic church. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/lqwFsao_EsM Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1936 - Catholic Pope Francis was the son of Italian immigrants who fled the fascist dictatorship of Benito Mussolini. Bergoglio dedicated his life to the Roman Catholic church in 1958 when he joined the novitiate of the Society of Jesus. Fast forward to March 13, 2013 -- a billow of white smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel. That was the moment Jorge Mario Bergoglio, became known as Pope Francis. Pope Francis became the 266th leader of the Roman Catholic church. His leadership would bring in a new wave of firsts for the Vatican. Pope Francis was the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit, and first non-European in over 1,000 years. He said he wanted to shift the church's priority to helping the poor and marginalized. Pope Francis was seen as a reformer, someone who wanted to push the Catholic church forward. He's made relatively supportive comments about the LGBTQ community in 2013, saying quote "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" He's warned of the growing dangers of climate change, argued that the death penalty is "inadmissible," and gave priests the right to "forgive abortions," a medical procedure that would have automatically resulted in the excommunication from the church. But these signs of change didn't sit well with some conservatives in the church. In today's episode, we're going to explore some of the controversies of Pope Francis' past, and the recent allegations that might leave some to ask, will pope Francis resign? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Are U.S. Bombs Being Dropped on Yemen? | NowThis World Why Are U.S. Bombs Being Dropped on Yemen? | NowThis World
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The United Nations has called the conflict in Yemen "the worst humanitarian crisis" in the world today. Here's how the U.S. is a part of the problem. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/haPnUDM9pdU In Yemen on August 9, 2018 -- young boys boarded a school bus for what was meant to be a daylong field trip filled with excitement. But that day of fun, soon turned into a day of horror and tragedy as they became the latest victims of a Saudi Yemen war. A Saudi Arabia led military coalition dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb on the bus killing about 51 Yemeni people and injuring about 79 other people. The horrific images that emerged from the scene of the attack not only drew the world's attention to the Yemen civil war and the Yemen airstrikes, but also to the international partnerships that are supporting Saudi Arabia's relentless bombardment of its neighbor to the south. Especially after subsequent reporting revealed that the bomb used in the Yemen raid might have been supplied by the United States. The Yemen conflict has created what the United Nations has called ""the worst humanitarian crisis"" in the world today. Conservative estimates say that this war has resulted in death of at least 5,000 civilians, created a famine in the country that claimed the lives of about 50,000 people, pushed 8.4 million Yemenis to the brink of starvation, and sparked a cholera epidemic that has affected more than 1 million people. This recent conflict in Yemen began with Yemen's civil war, which launched out of the instability that followed a popular uprising in 2011. Currently, Yemen is in the midst of the Yemen civil war which launched out of the instability that followed a popular uprising in 2011. By September 2014, an Iranian-backed group called the Houthis gained control of large parts of Yemen, including its capital Sana'a. And in March 2015 a Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirate-led military coalition began an airstrike campaign against Houthi targets in the country. And the U.S. has been supporting the Saudi-led coalition since 2015. On this week's episode of NowThis World, Judah is going to look into this horrific attack and the role that the U.S. continues to play in Yemen. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise of Pakistan's Imran Khan | NowThis World The Rise of Pakistan's Imran Khan | NowThis World
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Imran Khan, cricket superstar. Imran Khan, playboy. Imran Khan Pakistan Politician. Khan has been called many things. But now he's earned a new title. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2o91xpU Imran Khan new prime minister, then-captain of the Pakistan national cricket team led his team to an unprecedented victory for the country. It was Pakistan's first and only World Cup win to date - and a moment of extreme pride for its citizens. Prime Minister Khan, who was already a celebrated cricketer throughout the '70s and '80s, saw his celebrity status skyrocket even further. Beloved both at home and in the West, he had an active and public social and love life - his marriage to British heiress in 1995 making international news. He also made headlines as a philanthropist, fundraising millions of dollars to open a cancer hospital for low-income patients in honor of his late mother in December, 1994. It was around this time - a few years after the World Cup victory - that speculation about Khan's leadership potential started popping up, and it was rumored was he was setting his sights on a political career. Soon he would outline what would become his core issue for 22 years: ridding Pakistani politics of corruption. And in 1996, he made it official: founding the Pakistan [Teh-reek - eh- In-saf] Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI party. Also referred to as the "Movement for Justice," the party was branded as an anti-corruption socio-political movement, aiming to create a quote "self-reliant modern Islamic Republic." But for almost two decades, PTI Imran Khan's party saw few victories. So how did this former sports star he end up securing the highest political position in a country of almost 200 million people? In this episode of NowThis World, Alex Janin breaks it down. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Will India's Supreme Court Decriminalize Gay Sex? | NowThis World Will India's Supreme Court Decriminalize Gay Sex? | NowThis World
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As India’s Supreme Court is challenged to decriminalize gay sex, the world is watching to see if it will be a win for LGBTQ+ rights or if the country will remain stuck in the past. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://youtu.be/A41XXPtl1XM In India, the fate of millions hang in the balance. Their Supreme Court is currently deciding whether it will scrap one of the world's oldest laws that criminalizes gay sex. Many say Section 377 has stripped millions of gay people of their dignity and privacy and has also created a hostile environment where gay and transgender people fear reporting things like sexual harassment or assault -- because they fear they too will be arrested, even if they are the victims. But it's important to note that same-sex relations weren't always this taboo in India. For much of its pre- colonial history, the country remained rather relaxed when it came to depictions of same-sex love and gender identity. But that acceptance eventually eroded due to British colonialism. Section 377 can be traced back to other British laws that policed morality. It began with the Buggery Act of 1533 in the United Kingdom. That law was enacted under King Henry the 8th and outlawed things like anal sex and bestiality, and essentially outlawed sexual relations between men as a whole. If someone was found guilty under this law, it would be punishable by death. In this episode of NowThis World Judah Robinson will explore the history of this outdated law and what it's meant for the LGBTQ community India. Other countries like the United States, Nepal, Canada, and more, have all overturned similar laws that criminalize homosexuality. Could it be India's turn to take this step? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Which Countries Have 'Marry-Your-Rapist' Laws? | NowThis World Which Countries Have 'Marry-Your-Rapist' Laws? | NowThis World
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Did you know that laws still exist around the world today that exonerate alleged and convicted rapists if they marry their victims? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the previous episode: https://go.nowth.is/2ntsDYu Protests have cropped up in countries around the world, from Turkey to Lebanon to Morocco. According to the World Bank, the Philippines, Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Kuwait, Libya, & Syria, have legal provisions stipulating that the perpetrator of rape or sexual assault can escape punishment by marrying the victim There are also variations of these laws that exist in other parts of the world - for example, in Greece, Russia, Serbia, and Thailand an alleged rapist can avoid prosecution if the victim is underage, and in Singapore, Romania, Thailand and Turkey, if the victim "forgives" him. These laws were back in the news recently after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repealed that state's version of the legislation. It was a huge step forward, and came not long after a wave of other countries in the region did the same. But there are still countries around the world with different variations of these laws still in place - and though the majority exist in the Middle East and Africa, the West isn't exempt. In fact, the legislation largely draws its roots to a 19th century French code. So what countries still have these archaic laws? In this episode of NowThis World Alex Janin is looking into these laws - how they came to be, how they're still hurting women, and whether the problem stops with repealing them. Though variations of these laws have mostly died out in the West - Human Rights Watch researcher Rothna Begum says they largely originated from the French Napoleonic Code of 1810, which stated that if the kidnapper "married the girl whom he has stolen," the family could waive his criminal prosecution. Watch this video and find out more! Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Corrupt Was Cambodia's Election? | NowThis World How Corrupt Was Cambodia's Election? | NowThis World
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Cambodia just had a major election, but there wasn't much suspense involved. The outcome of the Cambodia election 2018, as expected, was declared a win for authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been in power for over 33 years. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2LOewM2 This was the 6th general Cambodia election since the UN sponsored the country's free and fair vote in 1993, but some analysts say that the more elections that have been held, the more authoritarian the Hun Sen has become. Journalists and human rights groups say Cambodia is sliding into a full-fledged dictatorship. And we spoke to an expert on authoritarian regimes and democratization in Southeast Asia who says the country is already there. In this episode of NowThis World, Versha, will be exploring Cambodia news and the question: how did Cambodia and the Cambodia people get here? But before we look at the latest Cambodia election, we will need to understand who Hun Sen is. So we first explore the world's longest currently-serving Prime Minister, Hun Sen, who first came to power in 1985, but was a political figure in the country years before that. A series of twists and turns in the Cambodian power structure eventually landed him in the right place at the right time. In the past year, the Cambodian election crackdown and the crackdown on human rights has escalated. In addition to eliminating the major opposition party, major independent newspapers have been forced to close, in order to silence critical reporting. So, now that the Cambodian People's Party has taken another victory, what's next for Hun Sen and the country? Hun Sen has committed to staying Prime Minister for at least another decade, and reportedly he's also been grooming his sons to take over when the time comes. But as the younger, more educated generation grows increasingly disillusioned with Hun Sen's authoritarian rule, could a mass protest reasonably overthrow the government? Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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